Mexican architects raise alarm over asbestos cancer hazard
This article was originally published in Clinica
Mexican architects have alerted the government over the serious health risks posed by the use of asbestos in new emergency housing, according to online news service Noroeste.com. Servando Rojo Quintero and René Llanes Gutiérrez, architecture researchers from Culiac�n, in the north-western state of Sinaloa, have reportedly warned that the new-build villages established to house communities displaced by the development of the Picachos dam pose an immediate hazard. The report is one example of a palpable increase in international awareness – also in developing countries, where the use of asbestos is still allowed – of the health risks posed by the grade-one carcinogen and of an emerging major global healthcare need.